alimentation

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alimentation

[‚al·ə·mən′tā·shən]
(biology)
Providing nourishment by feeding.
(hydrology)
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That approach has been dominating for decades, particularly in dealing with complex problems, and we call it alimentative modeling hereafter.
The dominance of the alimentative approach dates back to the 1960's; works conducted at Wharton School, MIT, or Brookings Institution led to the creation of complex econometric models of whole national economic systems containing thousands of equations.
Here the inter-subjective encounter--both onscreen and between the viewer and the images--becomes fundamentally alimentative, a form of existential sustenance analogous to the biological relationship between food and the body.